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January 26th, 2014 - “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” A. Nin & GGJ 2014

The quote by Anaïs Nin (Seduction of the Minotaur) is the theme of the Global Game Jam 2014. Crucible Studio’s director Mika ‘Lumi’ will be judging the Jam outcomes as a member of the jury in the  Cologne Game Lab event on 26 Sunday 2014 and give the talk “Play-within-play” on interactive drama on Monday. (While the […]

January 21st, 2014 - Alan01 in the Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery, London, 21 March – 10 May 2014

The Crucible Studio production Alan01 by the visiting artist (2009-12) Jaakko Pesonen et al. will be exhibited in the “Northern Souls”  exhibition of the Space Station Sixty-Five gallery, London,UK,  21 March – 10 May 2014. The exhibition presents a wide array of Finnish contemporary artists who focus on minorities and minority experience. Curated by Minna Haukka & Arto Korhonen, the exhibition […]

January 8th, 2014 - At Hand Revisited 2-19 Jan 2014

  “Heidi Tikka’s exhibition Kosketusetäisyys – Within reach feels a very fresh start of the year. Her works particularly need to be touched, not just looked at. They break the distance between the viewer and the artwork, and downright demand for physical intimacy.”  – Helsingin Sanomat 12 Jan 2014 Review by Harri Mäcklin   Heidi Tikka […]

January 8th, 2014 - New Year, New Premises

With Media Lab, Crucible Studio has moved to Aalto University‘s Otaniemi campus, while the rest of ARTS will follow us within two years to the new campus. The studio will still continue to use the Arabia campus production premises and Media Centre Lume, when necessary. Our new address is: Crucible Studio / Media Lab Helsinki, Department of Media Aalto University ARTS (School […]

December 3rd, 2013 - Riikka Pelo’s “Our Daily Life” wins the Finlandia Prize

Finland’s top literary award, the Finlandia Prize, has gone to Riikka Pelo for her novel “Jokapäiväinen elämämme” (“Our Daily Life”). Please read more at the Yle News. Riikka is an associated artist and researcher at Crucible Studio. She frequently consults the studio’s research productions and was e.g. the dramaturgical design lead and teacher in the Tulse Luper […]


City Sets Paris Press Images

Metro line 14, Madeleine Station, vitrine 1

Moments (Hetkiä) by Heidi Uppa, Mari Huhtanen & Louise Lazzari / City Sets, Aalto University 2012






Metro line 14, Madeleine Station, vitrine 2

Sanctuaire (Pyhättö) by Johanna Rotko / City Sets, Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University 2012










Metro line 14, Pyramides Station

Temps éphémère (Ohikiitävä aika) by Johanna Rotko / City Sets, Media Lab Helsinki, Aalto University 2012







Metro Line 14, Gare de Lyon Station

Contact by Gregory Gilles, Cyril Quenet and Melissa Raffin / L’École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs



























Metro Line 14, Bercy Station

Ouvrons nos yeux (Let’s open our eyes) by Charlotte Thon and Sébastien Tardif / L’École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs








Metro Line 3, Europe Station and Finnish Institute street window

At Hand by Heidi Tikka.